"We hope, by exchange of information, to locate as many roosts as possible in Hampshire, and to persuade the public by displays, talks and so on that bats are not the macabre creatures horror films would have us believe, and that 'Bats Need Friends'." - Mike Dobson, HBG Founder (1984)

Hampshire Bat Group is a registered charity made up of volunteer members. As a partner group to the Bat Conservation Trust, we aim to promote and support bat conservation in Hampshire and to raise public awareness about these fascinating animals.  Bats need our help because their numbers have decreased drastically in recent years, mainly due to loss of habitat.

Please note that, as a matter of routine, Hampshire Bat Group does not undertake surveys for commercial purposes or to formally object to planning applications.

Recent Announcements

  • Christmas Social Meeting The Christmas Social meeting of the Hampshire Bat Group will take place on Thursday 13th December. All our members are very welcome. Attractions will include our bat crafts, a quiz, a raffle, food and drink. This meeting will be at the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre as usual, with refreshments available from 7 pm.
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 8:33 AM by N K
  • Meeting on 22nd November Our meeting will include a presentation on the Agribats research project, given by its director, Dr Niamh McHugh of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust.  The title of her talk will be "Agribats - managing farmland for bats and their invertebrate prey". This meeting will be at the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre as usual, with refreshments available from 7 pm.  We will be holding a committee meeting on Tuesday 6th November - topics for discussion are always welcome.
    Posted Nov 6, 2018, 7:23 AM by N K
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